July 15th – New Moon in Cancer

July 15th – New Moon in Cancer

New Moons are a chance at a new beginning, and the New Moon in Cancer is a chance to begin feeling more at home in our lives, our bodies, and our worlds. This New Moon coincides with the revealing of the clearest and closest pictures we’ve ever seen of Pluto, a planet whose opposition figures heavily into the energies surrounding this New Moon. Pluto’s opposition can seed self-doubt, but the New Moon gives us a chance to take those thoughts and turn it into energy to fuel self-improvement and to confront our anxieties.

Astrologer Heather Roan Robbins and High Priestess Thraicie Hawkner discuss in detail the particular energies of this New Moon and how to harness them to help you on your own journey and that of your loved ones. Don’t forget: we’re all in this together!

Check out the latest new moon video below, and then read the rest of the article to get the details on the astrological influences and magical possibilities:

 

With Pluto in opposition during this New Moon, we need to remember keep our homes safe, secure, and happy. Remember that change comes from within, and now is the time to plant the seeds of our personal growth. Don’t let self-doubt take hold and dissuade you from embarking on the changes you want and need.

This can also lead us to confront the darker parts of ourselves, including our fears and our anxieties. We can access these energies in a safe and positive way with the support of our friends, family, and communities. Don’t shut them out; let them help you nourish your roots, and then be sure to be there for them in turn.

As Jupiter and Venus travel through Leo and back again this summer, remember to consciously work at enriching your life and relationships.  As these two bright stars travel, they bring up an abundance of emotion. Share your emotion and your bounty with your loved ones. Give the gift of your presence and your abundance in life so that everyone can grow stronger.

Saturn will square Jupiter and Venus as they enter Leo, and this can causes imbalances in our relationships and professional lives. You may feel an increase in demands at work or feel the bonds of your relationships tested. Use this time to create or deepen your discipline in your art or your work, and note your responsibilities.

Mars is approaching square to Uranus, and this can bring a lot of fiery, passionate energy. Be mindful of your reactions, and don’t let your temper take hold. Particularly sensitive people may become more guarded and apprehensive, so be respectful of those sensitivities. Soothe yourself with meditation, aromatherapy, or deep breathing. Delay your reactions and give things time to process. Now is not the time to make impulsive, rash decisions.

This is a great time for re-invention and re-creation. This New Moon is particularly fertile, so make sure you plant your seed and nurture them well.

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Full Moon in Gemini – Dec 6 – Moon Magic Astrology

Full Moon in Gemini – Dec 6 – Moon Magic Astrology

Full Cold Moon – 14° 18′ Gemini

Full Moon Gemini Moon Magic

06:27 AM CST – December 6, 2014

The nights are becoming ever longer as the cold settles in with this Gemini Full Cold Moon this December. What to do? Well, with all the astrological influences cranking up the energy, it’s a unique time, and it is perfect for the holidays, because it’s time to party. Thraicie Hawkner and Heather Roan Robbins discuss this wild energy in the latest Moon Magic Video.

The December Full Moon is a Party Moon

It doesn’t hurt that it is right on the cusp of Friday and Saturday, and the full moon energy will carry well into Monday. But you can take party to mean more than one thing. (What did you expect from a Gemini?) The Sun is in Gemini, but the Moon is in Sagittarius so fitting everything into a bigger picture and more global view can be powerful. Take advantage of this time to party with a purpose. Connect, converse, laugh and be aware of how this is a year of change, both personal change and societal change. Get all the details in the latest moon magic video below.

Moon Magic: December 2014 Full Moon in Gemini

With all this energy in the air, your nervous system can get a little fried. Rather than just spark off in all directions, you might want to take time to ground and center your energy. Basically, connect with mama earth. Stones are perfect for this, and hematite, with all of its iron content, is the ultimate grounding stone. For a softer grounding energy, carry a jasper with you. Finally, if you tune into stones, as Thraicie said in the video, Aquamarine can help you shift your focus onto something with more meaning for you rather than just getting caught up in all the wild full moon energy all around.

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Gemini New Moon June 8th

Gemini New Moon June 8th

New moon in Gemini

June 8th, 2013 10:59:01 AM 18° 01′ Gemini

Gemini New MoonPeople have been asking, “Are you sure Mercury isn’t retrograde yet?”

Nope, that’s not happening until the end of June. But Mercury is Square Uranus and as we near our new moon in Gemini, the effects probably feel very similar, with communication misfires.  Here are the pertinent aspects of this lunar phase.

Crazy Communications & Impulsive Insights

Sun conjunct Moon (aka new moon)

At this New Moon in Gemini there is a strong self-awareness.  Variety and polarity is the stuff of life at this point, and you feel distinctly uncomfortable if you are asked to identify yourself with one single direction or opinion. Your curiosity is strong, and you can find meaning in small things that might normally seem insignificant.

Painful memories of miscommunications and feelings of being misunderstood are prevalent now.   At this time, you are seeing multiple aspects of a situation and this manifests as a lack of focus. When you try to communicate, too many possibilities come out at once.  A misunderstanding with someone close to you might trigger some deep reflection.  That’s the key, to reflect and not get sucked below the surface.

You can get caught in a whirlwind of explanations and miscues which only make things worse. Try letting go of some of those complexities until the situation calms itself. Delight is not found in one piece of the puzzle or the other, but the way they interconnect to make a whole. So take a step back from picking out the details and let it all fall into place without your help.

Mercury square Uranus

You might find it difficult to be heard or understood. Thoughts bend in obtuse directions, and it becomes hard to follow your own tangents, let alone someone else’s. (Yes, very similar to Mercury retrograde.) Interruptions abound and frustrate when you are trying to finish what you have to say, or you find yourself talking over others in an attempt to get your own ideas heard.  The result is a cacophony of voices where no one can really hear anyone else.

Be aware it will be easy to alienate people through interrupting or being provocative, or simply coming up with wild ideas which are neither here nor there. You are more open to the unconventional; yet these startling insights are easily misunderstood. It’s better to redirect your impulse to share your personal vision to finding a greater vision which you can share.

Shared Vision

Saturn trine Neptune

Your concern with making dreams real, and bringing visions down to earth is your anchor.  True meaning is found in some form of service in which you sacrifice personal ambition for a universal cause. So get out there, focus on listening and linking together with others to manifest a shared dream.  Fortunately, this aspect has the longest duration after New Moon, so cling to it. (Sun, Moon & Mercury are all relatively quick-paced and will move out of these challenging aspects soon.)

Other than just riding out the next few days and redirecting your attention to a greater vision, you can use a remedy which helps when Mercury is retrograde, it will help this affliction as well. A little Van Van Oil can help smooth out all this mercuric mayhem. Fortunately on June 8th we are launching our new Organic Van Van Oil, so come on down to the Eye to try it out! Okay, shameless pitch, but the timing is perfect, and that’s a planned coincidence. We saw this coming, and we wanted to offer some help.

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